Outdoor Hour Challenge: More Nature Study Book #2 – Winter 2012

More Nature Study Book 2 – Winter Wonder Video Introduction

This is the third winter nature study ebook I have put together for the Outdoor Hour Challenge using the Handbook of Nature Study. It was a difficult task to come up with ten fresh challenges but the results are wonderful! I am excited about this series and I know you are going to be too. If you purchase the ebook you will have all ten challenges on hand to complete as the opportunity arises.

More Nature Study Book 2 Winter Wonder cover
As always, each challenge gives you step by step instructions to get started with simple weekly nature study ideas…even in the middle of winter! This may just be what your homeschool week needs to get you through the cold winter days of January, February, and March. Each challenge is written for you to complete in your own neighborhood or backyard and you can adapt each challenge to fit your local area with suggestions I offer with each topic. Don’t be discouraged if you look at the list of topics and think you don’t have that particular subject close at hand. I will guide you through finding a replacement to still offer you a weekly dose of nature study.

The More Nature Study Book #2 challenges were written for families with children of all ages. In addition to the regular challenge, I have bumped up the nature study for older or more experienced children, complete with their own set of notebooking pages. You will be able to use this book with your whole family and pull it out from year to year and have a nature study resource for all levels.

Outdoor Hour Challenge: More Nature Study Ebook #2 Winter 2012

  • Ten completely new challenges using the Handbook of Nature Study. See a Sample Challenge.
  • 13 notebook pages and 5 coloring pages
  • 17 Upper Level notebook pages for advanced or experienced students
  • 11 Charlotte Mason style exam questions
  • Complete list of supplies needed
  • Detailed instructions for each challenge, including links and printables
  • Nature journal suggestions
  • All the challenges will coordinate with the January through March Outdoor Hour Challenge Newsletters
  • Alternate ideas to adapt the challenges to your local area
  • 60 pages
  • Kindle Friendly


As always, please email me with any questions or comments. [email protected]

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  1. Hooray for winter nature study! You are right – this is just what we need for Jan, Feb and March. Keeping our eyes open to the beauty right in our backyard (and learning besides). Your video is so much fun! Thank you, again, for such a wonderful resource and for blessing our homeschool.

  2. The video is way out of my comfort zone but I would like you all to get to know me a little better in 2012. Video is a great way to give you a glimpse into my world. :)

    Thanks Tricia and I look forward to seeing your family’s nature study this season!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE the video!! Great job.

  4. Awesome video, Barb! Maybe we should all take inspiration in stepping out of our comfort zone. :)

  5. So glad to find you! I *love* my 1911 copy of the Handbook of Nature Study and love to read it over and over. But in terms of choosing the right lessons at the right time (………um……). I ordered my 1st outdoor challenge for this winter and am SO looking forward to some handholding through this. Thanks so much!

  6. P.S. I agree! Your video was totally fun and it got my 5 kids all excited (the 6th one will love tagging along outside too) :D

  7. Keri Mae…Welcome! I hope to see what your family does with your winter nature study this season. Glad you found us!

  8. I love your video little Mom. :)

    Glad you decided to make it and post it to your blog.

    ~Amanda

  9. Amanda,

    We should make one for your new project. :)

    Love you…Mom

  10. love it Barb!

  11. That was the cutest video, it made me smile.

  12. Super video Barb! It was so nice to feel like I was visiting you in your home – across the big pond! I would love to see more in 2012 ;o)

    Blessings
    Shirley Ann

  13. I have the original Winter Nature Study book. Is there an update? What would be the additions to the original?

  14. This ebook contains ten completely new challenges. You can look at the sample to see the topics….or watch the video. :)

  15. So nice to see and hear you! I think the video is a great idea to promote your ebook!
    Happy new year!

  16. I wish I could overcome whatever it is that keeps me from doing nature studies with my boys! I really want to do this and I’m running out of time; they are growing up too fast! Because I don’t know a lot about nature and I can’t find the answers usually in my many books at home, I think that is what keeps me from doing this. Has anyone been through this and overcome it?

  17. Hi Brenda,

    Don’t let not knowing what things are stop you from getting started. Nature study is not something you really teach but experience with your children. Start with one thing and build from there. If you choose to follow our plan, read each Friday for something to spur your nature study with….jump in anytime. It gets easier as you go.
    None of us are experts, but with time you can build a base up. If your boys are older, let them be a part of finding answers either on the internet or at the library. Or, if all else fails, start with something you know like an evergreen tree, the weather, or a local bird (even a duck or chicken). Get the Handbook of Nature Study and read the introduction for encouragement on “how” to do nature study.

  18. So I have to comment – I rarely comment on blogs. And I rarely subscribe to newsletters either. But here I’m doing both! I LOVE your website. I was looking for some winter nature table ideas for a toddler co-op I lead and found this via Pinterest I think. I am just amazed by what you have here! I have older kids of my own, too, and I just can’t wait to get started. So THANK YOU!

  19. So I have to comment – I rarely comment on blogs. And I rarely subscribe to newsletters either. But here I’m doing both! I LOVE your website. I was looking for some winter nature table ideas for a toddler co-op I lead and found your awesome site via Pinterest I think. I am just amazed by what you have here! I have older kids of my own, too, and I just can’t wait to get started. So THANK YOU!

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